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Skeptics Question OLPC’s Focus With $75 Tablet

December 25th, 2009 12:43 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

With the recent announcement of OLPC’s shift in focus, many are criticizing the nonprofit’s attempt to design what could be seen as unrealistic hardware at an impossible price point. “The OLPC project has become an unrealistic hardware ‘dream’ and lost its focus on education, wrote blogger Wayan Vota on OLPC News, which has followed the OLPC since its inception. The project comes up with unrealistic hardware designs and price points that destroy its purpose even more, he wrote. ‘Excuse me if I get mad at the XO-3 hype. I’m angry at the energy devoted to fantasy XO hardware instead of OLPC educational reality. I miss the original OLPC Mission, where children, not computers, controlled our dreams,’ Vota wrote.”

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